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Ocean front restaurant, Philipsburg - St. Maarten - Ocean Lounge @ Holland House, Philipsburg, Saint Martin

Ocean Lounge @ Holland House

4.5
4.5
33 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
At the heart of town right on the beach in Philipsburg you will find the Holland House Beach Hotel. The Ocean Lounge restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate, have a casual dinner overlooking the ocean, relax and sample the cuisine created by the international mix of chefs. The restaurant offers a beautiful evening setting with an open air lounge cool music and boutique style vibe. The bar serves craft cocktails and a wide selection of wines from the Wine Spectator awarded wine cellar. Staff will welcome you with a warm Caribbean smile and courtesy and offer you the lunch or dinner menu full of International, European and local Caribbean dishes like the fresh Spiny Lobsters from the Saba bank. The restaurant is easy to find, walking through the lobby of the Holland House. Executive Chef : Wendell Laurence

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2 people

11:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    International, Caribbean, Contemporary French / American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    17215422572
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Wendell Laurence

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sint Maarten

    Best Overall

  • Sint Maarten

    Best Food

  • Sint Maarten

    Best Ambiance

  • Sint Maarten

    Best Value

  • Sint Maarten

    Healthy

  • Sint Maarten

    Neighborhood gem

  • Sint Maarten

    Great for fine wines

  • Sint Maarten

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sint Maarten

    Romantic

  • Sint Maarten

    Great for scenic views

  • Sint Maarten

    Lively

33 Reviews
  1. MatthewO

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and view. Food was fantastic. We had the crab cocktail, grilled lobster and grilled tuna steak. Would recommend any of them. Solid bourbon / wine selection. Would go back.
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on April 9, 2024
    Dear Matthew, thank you so much for your 5-star review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write all this and we would love to welcome you back. With kind regards, the Ocean Loung team!

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  2. PorkChop

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot. Amazing service and beautiful atmosphere.
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on April 2, 2024
    Thank for you for 5-star review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this. With kind regards, the Ocean Lounge team.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    (H)eerlijke gerechten, goede kwaliteit en mooie locatie aan de boulevard met zicht op zonsondergang en de haven
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on March 12, 2024
    Hartelijk dank voor deze prachtige recensie! Met vriendelijke groet, het Ocean Lounge team.

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  4. Erin

    Greater Boston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Delicious food and drinks, and friendly staff. Beautiful restaurant.
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on March 8, 2024
    Dear Erin, thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed it. With kind regards, the Ocean Lounge team.

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  5. nancy

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a lovely place and the food was delicious, but the service was terrible. In the beginning we were rushed rushed rushed - waitperson came 3 times in the first 5 minutes to take our order, our drinks arrived about 15 minutes apart, and the last just seconds before the entrees. The dinner rolls arrived with the entrees. Then, when we were done, we had to ask 3 times for our check.
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on March 11, 2024
    Dear Nancy, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We would hereby like to apologize for the chaotic and unpleasant experience you had with us. We might have been a little too busy that night so we will discuss the matter internally to try to avoid this from happening in the future. We are glad you enjoyed the food. With kind regards, the Ocean Lounge team.

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  6. LeeAnnS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent view, excellent food, and extremely professional and courteous staff.
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on March 5, 2024
    Dear LeeAnn, thank for very much for this wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to write this all. With kind regards, The Ocean Lounge Team.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    La comida no es nada especial. Muy caro para la calidad

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambience was fabulous.. Food prices were very reasonable for the quality.. Wine prices were a bit on the high side but no difference than any upscale restaurant .. Lobster was excellent
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on February 1, 2024
    Dear guest, thank you very much for taking the time to write this amazing review. We would love to welcome you back anytime. With kind regards, Sebastiaan Vinkesteyn - F&B Manager.

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  9. JamieS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner spot for our family of four staying in Phillipsburg!
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on January 23, 2024
    Dear Jamie, thank you so much for taking the time to write this 5-star review. We would to welcome you back any time soon. With kind regards, Sebastiaan Vinkesteyn - F&B Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top rate food, service and ambiance. Only negative was a car alarm next door.
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on January 23, 2024
    Dear guest, thank you very much for your 5-star review, we highly appreciate you taking the time to write this. Our apologies for the annoying alarm from one of the jewelry stores outside, unfortunately that is completely out of our hands. We would love to welcome you back any time. With kind regards, Sebastiaan Vinkesteyn - F&B Manager

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  11. PJReds

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful spot on the water in Phillipsbugh Harbor. We had a large, 10 person party reservation for 6:30 and arrived a little bit early. We were happy to wait in the bar and have a drink, buut they assured us that they could accomodate. The restaurant and setting is lovely, but the service was so painfully slow....just getting water was a chore. We asked to talk to the manager and the two waiters that were on duty, told us that there wasn't a manager and that we would have to deal with them. Overall the food was good, but the meal took so long that I would have to think twice ebefore going back.
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on January 19, 2024
    Dear guest, first of all we want to thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very sorry to hear you had to wait such a long time, that should never be the case. We will discuss this internally to avoid this from happening in the future. We would like to welcome you again in the future to make your dinner worth it. With kind regards, Sebastiaan - F&B Manager.

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  12. KMAB

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Great staff. Would highly recommend!

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  13. ScottN

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and the food was outstanding and I strongly recommend it!!!
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on January 5, 2024
    Dear Scott, thank you very much for this wonderful review.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    nice location , good ambiance, salads very good , ordered the lobster came in dry , not worth the money l if a next time would try something else

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  15. SashaD

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service started out great and felt I had a well trained waiter but the evening quickly went down hill with most items ordered taking too long or forgotten. I ordered the filet which was quite tasty but was served with a sad side of mashed potatoes and string beans. I asked for a steak knife but it never came. Also watched a few tables get frustrated with waiting over an hour for their entrees.

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  16. BryanW

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This was undoubtedly our worst dining experience in St. Maarten. There was no place to park. The service was poor. Upon arrival they disputed whether I had a reservation only to determine that they overlooked it. I was seated on a corner and my chair was bumped into no less than 5 times. Drinks were terrible. Food was mediocre. I can’t believe this place had 5 stars.

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  17. rleestump

    New York City

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 20th visit, the last was every bit as good as the first, by far my favorite dining spot on Sint Maarten. Between the location, the ambiance, the service and the food… Ocean Lounge never fails to please.
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on December 19, 2023
    Thank you for the wonderful review. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, tasty food. We were waiting for a check about 20 minutes

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super leuke plek, met lekker eten, midden in Philipsburg!
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thank you for your 5-star review, we highly appreciate it. With kind regards.

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  20. RachelS

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal and drinks here. The view was awesome and the service was terrific. There was an incredible sunset and our awesome waiter told us and insisted on taking our photo on the beach. This is now my favorite photo of us!
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on September 4, 2023
    Dear Rachel, thank you for your wonderful review. Enjoy the picture and we hope to see you again! With kind regards, Sebastiaan Vinkesteyn - F&B Manager.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the perfect restaurant for our last night in St. Martin. Great food, drinks, service and ambiance. Ocean front restaurant and reasonable prices. I highly recommend dining here. Great experience!
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on August 30, 2023
    Thank you for your great review, it is highly appreciated. With kind regards, Sebastiaan Vinkesteyn - F&B Manager.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very beautiful, but if you are looking for a place to cool off after a day of shopping, this is not for you. I wish it was air-conditioned.  but it really was absolutely lovely! 

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  23. MSM21

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved Anthony! I am in the service industry and he is one of the best servers i have ever had! We had a lovely experience and will be back!
    Ocean Lounge @ Holland HouseResponded on July 4, 2023
    Thank you very much for your kind review, we will definitely pass this on to Anthony! We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Ocean Lounge. With kind regards, Sebastiaan Vinkesteyn - F&B Manager

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. We celebrated a birthday. Our waiter went above and beyond to make sure the birthday was special.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great food service view only thing to not is it’s outside so very warm in June it’s a tropical island so that’s expected just know that’s what you are getting Into before hand

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  26. goodfoodentertainment

    New York City

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, service, location. would recommend and go again.

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  27. GigiG

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful restaurant on the Boardwalk in Philipsburg. Very lovely dining room and the views are spectacular. I the food was delicious. My husband had the filet mignon and I had the short ribs. Both were outstanding. The garden salad for 2 was also very nice and more than enough for 2. Our waiter was attentive and helpful with the wine selection. No offer of the traditional after dinner rum or limoncello which we have come to expect on the Island. Bill came to $138 with a bottle of house wine, no dessert, a shared salad. I thought it was a little pricey, my husband felt it was reasonable. We will return as the location is very convenient for us as we stay in Philipsburg and the ambience was truly amazing.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Awful! From the service to the pea size portions to the fact they got our order wrong twice. My kids didn't get their food until we were finished w our way over priced and tiiiiiny lobster rolls. Not one smile. Nothing to make up for the mistakes. Wouldn't bother ever going. Save your money and go anywhere else.

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  29. SandraP

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening. Our server Antonio was very pleasant and accommodating

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  30. Cathy

    New York City

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! The service was outstanding. Short ribs were excellent. Lamb chops were perfectly prepared. Snapper was great. Roasted potatoes were a meal in itself. Then there was dessert. Best macarons ever. What a treat.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful way to start our vacation!

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  32. fatboy

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food. Service was TOP NOTCH. Friendly convivial staff, really on top of things. But. / and. Foid was very good

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food, atmosphere were all excellent. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with excellent service . Food was outstanding as well as their cocktails and wine selection. Would definitely recommend.

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FAQs

Ocean Lounge @ Holland House is rated 4.5 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Google Map for Ocean Lounge @ Holland House

45 Boardwalk, Philipsburg, Saint Martin 00000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Philipsburg
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    International, Caribbean, Contemporary French / American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Wendell Laurence
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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